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Rayl, Garmon, Evans received acting awards

Several Ada High School cast members from "Murder in the House of Horrors" received top honors from the Hardin County Players Take a Bow Awards. Students recognized were Eli Rayl, Eli Garmon, and Reece Evans.

Eli Garmon, a freshman, received TAB’s Best Male Actor award for his roles as Dirk and Kirk Carlton while Eli Rayl, a senior, won the Best Supporting Male Actor award for his work as Gahji Amun. 

Sixth grader Reece Evans received the Best Junior Performer award.

The annual TAB awards are “held to honor the outstanding theatrical achievements of students in each of the area Hardin County Schools.”

2014 Ada HS Salutatorian - Sa’ed Al-Olimat; Valedictorians - Matthew Wilcox, Annabel Pinkney

Several Ada High School seniors were honored on Wednesday evening during the 2014 Senior Departmental Awards. Those award winners follow:

Several Ada Boy Scouts recognized at Court of Honor

Ada Boy Scout troop 124 held its Court of Honor May 12 at the Ada Park.

Here's a report of the event:

The Scouts planned a meal of walking tacos to be shared with their families before beginning the ceremony. Senior Patrol Leader, Aaron Spar served as master of ceremonies. He opened the event with Deavan Scott leading the Pledge of Allegiance along with Patrol Leader, Isaac Spar leading the Boy Scout Oath.

Various young men spoke to the crowd about the events they have participated in since their last Court of Honor in February.

All about biking - Saturday's bike rodeo


Ada youth learned about bake safety and had some fun on Saturday as the Ada Police Department and Ada Kiwanis Club held a spring bike rodeo. Here are some views of the event taken by Brian Myers.

The Kiwanis Club purchased helmets for participants. McDonalds donated the refreshments. Padrones, and China King donated raffle prizes. Walmart provided the bikes to winners.

Jacque Sperling ready to close the book on teaching art

Story and photo by Darlene Bowers
“Art education for me is all about the students. I am there to encourage them in their art making, introduce them to old and new mediums and their uses, share artists’ lives and styles of art with them. Young artists and their enthusiasm are why I am in the classroom.”

These words are the credo of Jacque Sperling, teacher, encourager, guider, eternal cheerleader. Jacque will be retiring from her art classroom at Ada Schools in a couple short weeks.

Born and raised on an Ada farm, Jacque attended Ohio Northern University and was interested in geology and the sciences but decided upon art education for her degree.

Ada Barnyard Farmers 4-H Club reviews summer

The Ada Barnyard Farmers 4-H Club met on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. The meeting was called to order by President Alexis Amburgey. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Melia Samtillanez and the 4-H Pledge was led by Liam Boulanger. Secretary Shelby Hazelton called roll, and 17 members were present.

There was an introduction of visitors and the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Treasurer Brice Ferguson gave the treasurer’s report. The advisors then gave a report. Members are to sign up for committees if they have not already.